I travelled in Cambodia in the years between 1967 and 1969, before the country was drawn into the war in Vietnam. In 1990 I went back on a short visit. In the intervening twenty-one years Cambodia had been devastated by a catastrophic war and then by years of civil war.

I began these paintings in 1996. They were exhibited in 1999 at the Helen Pitt Gallery in Vancouver, Canada, as part of a two-artist exhibition entitled Repercussions.